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    LOS ANGELES build logs

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    Re: LOS ANGELES build logs

    Post  profesorul on Thu Jun 19, 2014 10:59 am

    These is My progress so far :





































































































































































































    I know is not much but as I sad is going to be a VERY LONG THREAD.

    All the Best

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    Post  profesorul on Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:02 am

    And the last work :











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    Post  david f on Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:28 pm

    Very nice Marius!
    (I'm just about to send you a pm.)

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    Post  profesorul on Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:09 pm

    Being Long time sence I didn't post I'm gonn'a make un update with all my work until now :

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    Post  profesorul on Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:32 am

    HI there ,

    Spring always been among my favorites ...... so with the arrival of the first warm days and especially sunny days - I am addicted / dependent for the sunlight like plants - I started working on submarine and see that I have some spore. .... this is what I managed to do today ,

    Today I gave holes, I gave threads, I filed, I sanded, cut and that's what came out :













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    Re: LOS ANGELES build logs

    Post  Kevin D on Thu Mar 12, 2015 2:09 pm

    Hi Marius,

    Thank you for posting this excellent build log I am watching your progress with interest as I have one of these to build once I have completed my Darnell T Class re-build and my Skipjack, busy times ahead.

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    Post  profesorul on Thu Mar 12, 2015 6:21 pm

    THANK YOU KEVIN ,

    After I finish the Los Angeles I intend to start my Skipjak , so I think I'm gonn'a have a lots of questions for You .

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    Post  profesorul on Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:18 am

    HI there ,

    A small progress today by making a little dipper the design lines in order to not be covered by paint :

    - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMFPER1KjPg&feature=youtu.be

    I know , I know I did a lots of "extra" lines witch shouldn't be there     but maybe I can find some putty to fix these .

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    Post  profesorul on Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:01 pm

    Not much work these day because I'm stuck with a problem :

    - the distance between the steering rudders axle and depth rudders axle is very small and do not know how to manufacture coupling rudders ....
    - because of that I can't get a left / right rudders movement necessary for the turn submarine and no movement up / down for dive planes ,

    The distance I took it form the drawing and scale distances table , but doesn't seems to be right .

    May be You can give me some advices .

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    Re: LOS ANGELES build logs

    Post  John Wrennall on Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:08 pm

    Hi Marius.

    this is the way I approached the problem.

    Couplings- not quite finished yet.


    Installation-


    Sorry that the second photo a bit blurred, could not get camera into the three inch hull.

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    Post  profesorul on Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:06 pm

    THANK YOU JOHN ,

    I shall see what method I wheel apply .
    I wheel keep on post .

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    Post  profesorul on Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:49 am

    HI there ,

    These what came up for Dive Planes :









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    Post  profesorul on Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:27 am

    Some small update for it :





    At the end is going to be painted only with primer and the some grese

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    Post  profesorul on Fri Apr 03, 2015 2:45 pm

    HI ,
    Only small update :
    at the beginning was "the Light" - read JOY :








    but fast the Darkness was coming -read HUNGER :



    And I had to make another set :
     


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    Post  profesorul on Mon Apr 06, 2015 11:26 am

    To day I had some time to add these small rings to Ventilation Holes on the upper hull :















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    Post  profesorul on Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:01 am

    HI there ,  

    To day I did some small adjustments to the flooding holes :
    - I enlarge hole in the hull approximately 0,1mm bigger than the rivet ring . Actually I made just a dipper chamfer for the rivet rings ;
    - I enlarge also the hole in the rivet ring nd than I cut it the ring ,
    The result is , what You see in the pictures below :





    looks more OK than the rivet next ?.
    The last picture shown the rivet ring with flat surface up side down but I don't like it . I'm gonna use the rivet ring with curved surface up .

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    Post  John Wrennall on Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:29 am

    Hi Marius

    Using rivet rings to tidy up the ventilation holes looks a great idea but cut them down to make them flush on the INSIDE of the hull to prevent the possibility of an air lock.

    (I have found the rivets also make great pivot bushes for rudders/hydroplanes providing you sail in non-salt water)

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    Post  profesorul on Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:20 am

    John Wrennall wrote:Hi Marius

    Using rivet rings to tidy up the ventilation holes looks a great idea but cut them down to make them flush on the INSIDE of the hull to prevent the possibility of an air lock.

    (I have found the rivets also make great pivot bushes for rudders/hydroplanes providing you sail in non-salt water)

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    HI John

    Thanks for the Advice . I already did .
    Pictures soon .

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    Post  profesorul on Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:00 am

    OK That's it !.  
    I'm don with the flooding holes .  
    I don't want to hear NO more about Flooding Holes!!! .  lol

    these is the FINAL shape :
























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    Post  profesorul on Sun May 24, 2015 5:48 pm

    HELLO There ,

    I progressed a little work on the submarine. ...
    Not having a laser level or other modern means of marking curved surfaces , I have found a way to draw a straight line inside the lower hull .
    I did like the following:
    On the exterior of the lower hull I had the axis allready trased – axis used to draw the flooding holes ...... I made a few very small holes along this axis , I’ve passed a more resistant rope inside the submarine , I caught as stretched out as I could at the ends , and on the other holes I made a connection to the outside as seen in pictures .
    In the end I’ve put a few drops of glue on each link


















    then I moved to the next stage of the work consisted of making a bronze bushings have inside a 6mm hole for propeller shaft and a small flange at one end.
    Flange and also will be a stop on it will slip when the propeller rotates.
    Bush I did - a smaller more remain outside as much as in material thickness will give aft cone when the hole for attachment.
    I found a shaft 6mm long enough, worked extremely fine (it was to a printer) at one end which I did a 5mm thread for the adoptive propeller and screwing nut
































    And the last step :
    - not having such thick material for WTC supports - and two component resin is very expensive here , I chose to do each support from light pvc , four layers of 2 mm glued , pressed and procesed on lathe - as seen in pictures .... a job that is extremely messy ,






















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    Post  profesorul on Wed May 27, 2015 12:42 pm

    And for the moment these is all I can make :














    until June 22 , I wont be in town so is going to be a pause in construction .

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